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VERY NEAR MINT! Volume 2! A graphic novel about a comic book shop!

Thanks for everyone's support for Volume Two!  It's been amazing!  Over the next few months, I'll be working hard to finish it up and deliver the vest best graphic novel possible!  This is all possible because of you.  So, again, thanks!

Keep up with production of Very Near Mint 2 over at the blog!

--The VNM blog will feature exclusive artwork and sneak peeks!--

I'll be sending out updates via Kickstarter a couple times a week, so keep an eye out for those, too!

VERY NEAR MINT VOLUME TWO!
Available Spring 2012

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/// Volume Two standard edition cover!

Quick information guide:

Very Near Mint: Volume Two

Standard, Sketchcover & One-of-a-kind variant editions

  • 200+ page graphic novel
  • black & white (with color pages, too!)
  • 5 x 7.5 ("manga" size)
  • bonus features include sketches, pin-ups and more


Very Near Mint: Volume Two
Oversized edition

  • 200+ page graphic novel
  • black & white (with color pages!)
  • 8 x 10.5 ("magazine" size)
  • bonus features include full script, deleted scenes and more
  • Includes all bonuses from the standard edition, too!


Uncanny Very Near Mint #1

  • Approx. 30 page comic book
  • 5 x 7.5 ("manga" size)
  • black & white
  • features brand new stories not found in the graphic novel series

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Click here for a preview of VNM vol. 1!

VERY NEAR MINT Vol. 1 is NOW AVAILABLE... click here to get it!

/// Cover to the standard edition of VNM 1

VERY NEAR MINT volume one has continued to be a huge success, thanks for the generous donations from Kickstarter funders like yourself. We toured the country and got the book into hundreds and hundreds of hands over the course of 2011. It's time to turn it up a notch with VOLUME TWO!

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HEY, WHAT IS THIS VERY NEAR MINT THING?

VERY NEAR MINT is an ongoing graphic novel series about Colin and Sam, who run the Splash Page, a comic book shop. It also stars Mack, Colin's ex-girlfriend, Jamie and Carson, who work at a record shop, and two bad guys who opened a rival comic shop across the street from the Splash Page, called Across the Street Comics.

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SO WHAT'S VOLUME TWO ABOUT THEN?

In VNM 2, everything. Falls. Apart.

/// Sam and Colin: On the run?? From what? From WHO?

The last time we saw Colin and Sam, they were reeling from the betrayal they faced at the end of volume 1. Volume 2 picks up a few months later, and things have gotten way worse.  The Splash Page (their comic book shop) is losing money and customers to Across the Street Comics.  Sam has a plan to save the day, but is it already too late?  Is Colin mad at everybody?  What can Mack do to stop all of this from happening?  And what does Nate have up his sleeve to ruin everything?

/// Who's the mysterious man under the hood?

VERY NEAR MINT VOLUME 2...Comic book shops! Comic conventions! Nerd Signals! Cute girls dressed up in costumes! Fat dorks dressed up in costumes! More betrayal! More revenge! All of that AND... cat hoarding?  Guess you'll just have to read VNM 2 to figure it all out.

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WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH MY HARD EARNED CASHOLA?

Thanks for asking! We're going to turn your money into a stockpile of Very Near Mint 2's and take the across the country to comic shops and comic conventions. Your funding goes towards production and printing of volume 2, as well as travel funds to promote the book.

Comic convention schedule is still pending. Find out more in the FAQ's.

/// Interior page from Volume 1.

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COOL. WHEN'S VNM 2 COME OUT?

ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2012

Does that mean YOU'LL get your rewards in March? No!HOPEFULLY you'll get your rewards sooner! (Yes!) The plan is to premier the book at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, March 30th, but the goal is to ship the Kickstarter rewards by the end of February!

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INFORMATION ABOUT REWARD PACKAGES!

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS! Meaning you DON'T live in the United States, PLEASE add the suggested additional funds for shipping. I'll ship my comic to every and any corner of the globe, but help me out, please! (I'm looking at you, Falkland Islands!)

Most rewards come with the standard, non-oversized edition of VNM 2. You'll be able to choose between the standard cover of Very Near Mint 2, or the sketchcover edition.  On the sketchcover, I'll LITERALLY sketch something on it for you!  You'll be asked which edition you prefer AFTER the funding ends.

• Every reward tier will have their name (or business or website, subject to approval) printed in each copy of book, in a special Kickstarter "Thank You" section.  You'll be asked for this information AFTER the funding ends.

Every reward tier comes with a digital download of the book. You'll be provided a link to download the book once your reward ships.

(almost) Every reward (minus the $1 or $5 tiers, sorry dudes and gals!) will come with bonus rewards, like a couple postcards or some pins or something.  Just a special thanks from me to you!


/// Variant cover for the Oversized Edition of VNM 1

THANKS EVERYONE!  I really, really appreciate your kind help and support of this book.

FAQ's down below!

Anything not covered? E-Mail and ask! verynearmint@me.com

FAQ

  • Yes. AND it'll feature a color section, too! Fancy fancy!

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  • March 2012.

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  • Yep! There's a reward tier that you can choose that has both volume 1 AND 2. But, if you can't wait, you can order VNM 1 from http://verynearmint.com right now.

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  • Me, Justin Peterson. I'm the writer, artist, letterer, toner, production guy, cover artist, and whatever else needs making.

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  • It's a one-shot comic book, featuring additional stories that don't fit into the graphic novel. Want to know how Mack and Colin broke up? Do you want to see how Colin and Sam met? This is the comic for you! Written by Justin Peterson, featuring art by Peterson & Lee Bretschneider.

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  • Yes. And they help freshen your breath. The ladies (or fellas) will thank you for it.

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  • I'll design, draw and color a cover JUST FOR YOU, and have it printed on a copy of VNM 2, like the standard edition. You know how you can get variant covers of X-Men at the comic shop? This is like that, only there's ONE COPY of it in existence, and it's just for you.

    After funding ends, I'll be in touch with you to get ideas for the cover. It needs to feature one (or some) of my characters, but what they're doing is all up to you. Want your cover to look like the cover from Action Comics #1? Okay!

    Literally, it's your call! This is a cool reward. Even I want one!

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  • Here's the list, as of October 2011.

    COMIC CONVENTION SCHEDULE
    February: Megacon / Orlando*
    March: Emerald City Comic Con / Seattle
    Early April: C2E2 / Chicago*
    Late April: MoCCA Fest / New York City
    Summer: Heroes Con / Charlotte*
    Late Summer: San Diego Comic Con / San Diego*
    Fall: APE / San Francisco*

    *Pending

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  • Up around 200+... the exact page count isn't finalized yet, as the bonus materials still haven't been collected.

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  • Yep! I sure will.

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